UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. We currently are full of wonderful undergraduates and do not have a open undergrad position. Normally, I will consider highly motivated students who are freshman, or sophomores for volunteer to pay positions in the lab. Historically I am particularly interested in engineering, biochemistry, and chemistry students. Students who are keenly interested in pursuing a MD, DVM, or PharmD will not be considered for positions in my lab, as I primarily take students focused on future graduate (PhD) studies.
GRADUATE STUDENTS. Please see Grad Life in Ainslie Lab page. Dr. Ainslie takes students primarily from DPMP, but also UNC BBSP and UNC/NC State BME. Students are not directly admitted to her lab via DPMP or BBSP, but rather they do rotations first.
POST DOCS. The Ainslie Lab at the University of North Carolina is not actively looking for a post doc, but will consider strong applicants! Our post docs work in cancer immunotherapy, influenza vaccines, and autoimmune tolerance on NIH supported projects. Successful post doc candidates must hold or have a closely pending doctoral-level degree in biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, genetics, veterinary sciences, biophysics, engineering, or similar equivalent field. Additionally, post doc candidates must have at least one first author publication (or pending) in an English language peer reviewed journals. It is preferred that candidates have some of the following skills: plaque assays, influenza animal models, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISAs, isolation of murine BMDCs, BMDC/T cell co-cultures, cancer animal models, autoimmune models, and ELISPOT.
The Ainslie lab is located at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Marsico Hall. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is #1 in the country and our program in Pharmacoengineering & Molecular Pharmaceutics is the only one solely focused on drug delivery. This position will be part of NIH funded projects. Our lab develops translational therapies to deliver therapeutics and modulate the immune system. As a post doc in the Ainslie lab you would be working closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientist and will be trained in every level of the research from polymer synthesis, formulation characterization and evaluation in cellular and animal models. We partner with scientist and clinicians who support our work.
There is significant flexibility in the start date of the appointment. Some details on environment and mentoring can found on Grad Life Page. For post docs, Dr. Ainslie offers paid flexibility for additional paid leave time with the birth/adoption of a child for the primary care giver during the duration of the post doc, this is on top of base parental leave.